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Bobby Abreu thinks he can pitch

Mar 6, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

Bobby Abreu

I was walking around morning workouts when I encountered Bobby Abreu throwing the ball with Torii Hunter in the outfield. Torii Hunter has nine gold gloves, by the way, so this exchange was a lot of fun.

Abreu: Don’t think about it. Just get the ball … [throws] … and release.

Hunter: Uh-huh.

Abreu: Perfect strike. Just get the ball … [throws] and release.  It’s nothin’.

Hunter: [said nothing, laughed a little, and then I imagined he rolled his eyes]

At that point, Abreu got the ball, went into a half-hearted windup as if he were pitching, and threw a strike to Hunter. He turned around at the coaches and players behind him with a smug look on his face, thinking he looked like Verlander or something.

Third Base Coach Dino Ebel:  “65 miles an hour”

Abreu: MY ASS!

Did I mention that the Angels seem like they’re having fun?

  1. majmayhem - Mar 6, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Man they really stunted his development by sticking him in the outfield. What were those guys thinking!?!

  2. tacklemeelmo - Mar 6, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    If the Tigers have “Si Motherf***er” shirts, will the Angels get “MY ASS” shirts?

  3. El Bravo - Mar 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Abreu just wants work, any work whatsoever…

  4. nategearhart - Mar 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Look out, Bobby. Pitching didn’t go so well for Canseco…

  5. Utley's Hair - Mar 6, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    How will he get 400 at-bats as a pitcher?

  6. kevinbnyc - Mar 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Of course bobby could pitch. The mound might be the furthest from those scary walls he could get.

  7. drewsylvania - Mar 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    He also thinks he can hit. That’s somewhat apocryphal as well.

  8. wlschneider09 - Mar 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Joke all you want, but at 65 mph Livan Hernandez will be coming by to get tips on his fastball.

  9. bravojawja - Mar 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Now that Wakefield is retired, MLB has an opening for an aging knuckleballer.

    • cmutimmah - Mar 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM

      RA Dickey?

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